This week we watched our videos, kids playing the sounds they found in some of the spaces of the school made into songs. We also started learning about the music of the Jazz Age and we are dancing the Charleston! Next week we’ll learn to sing the song “Button Up your Overcoat,” hear some music of the age, and learn more of the Charleston.
We are studying the musical sound effects found in movies. We’ve defined and practiced reproducing 10 different musical sound effects. We watched and listened to short clips from the movies Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and the movie Jaws. Next week we’ll put sound f/x to a folk tale, and watch clips from E.T. and Star Wars.
We are drumming, learning music notation, singing songs from Australia/New Zealand, and playing our triple meter stick game. Next week we’ll eat ANZAC biscuits and paint our faces like Maori Warriors to videotape our stick game.